House of Rep.: Kind Wins Tight Race

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse has survived a scare to win re-election to an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a race that tightened in the final days, Kind narrowly defeated GOP state Sen. Dan Kapanke to hold his seat representing western Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.

With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Kind had 50 percent of the vote compared to Kapanke's 47 percent. Independent Michael Krsiean had 3 percent.

The race tightened after outside groups attacked Kind for his positions on health care and spending and doctors accused him of demanding donations to meet with them about legislation in 2007.

The 47-year-old moderate denied those allegations while capitalizing on Kapanke's misuse of money given to a nonprofit foundation for a minor league baseball team he owns.

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